Flood Alert Info - Upper Stour and tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 11:15
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Today, Friday 06/03/20 is forecast to be dry but further rain is forecast over the weekend with Sunday and Monday seeing heavier rainfall. This will maintain the current high river levels and we could see levels rise further in response to the rainfall. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated on Monday, 09/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 07:04
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels have risen at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 18:29
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Colesbrook river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible over the weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next two days and we expect river levels to remain high for some time We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Monday 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 12:10
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Colesbrook river gauge following recent rainfall falling on already saturated ground. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Storm Dennis is forecast to bring heavy rainfall over the weekend and river levels are expected to rise further in response to this rainfall. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 20:13
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Colesbrook river gauge following expected heavy overnight rainfall falling on already saturated ground. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 3 days. River levels can rise very quickly under these conditions. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 10:49
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to remain high at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 13:21
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to recent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 17:18
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2019 17:27
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high in the Upper Stour area as a result of the recent rainfall and saturated ground conditions. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. The forecast for the next few days is drier, however, we would expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 21:18
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise overnight in the upper stour area as a result of heavy rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated tomorrow, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 20:51
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels have risen at the Colesbrook river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight, 21/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:54
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Colesbrook river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Further showery rainfall is forecast for the coming days and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 12:34
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Colesbrook river gauge as a result of heavy overnight rainfall tonight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 18:30 today, 18/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight. We expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 11:35
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 07:36
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 09:15
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 15/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 13:28
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels remain high at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 17:09
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 20:00 12/12/19 and 12:00 tomorrow, 13/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2019 15:43
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Following predicted short duration heavy rain overnight tonight, we believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries of the upper Stour. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow 8th December


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 07:44
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Levels in the Upper Stour are rising quickly at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today and tomorrow. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2019 15:05
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels are forecast to rise at the Colesbrook river gauge as a result of persistent overnight rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying farmland is possible after 01:00 am tomorrow, 31/10/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton We are closely monitoring the situation. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated by 18:00 on 31/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 09:48
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
River levels have risen at the Gillingham Le Neubourg Way river gauge as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding of the river and the tributaries between Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. The weather remains unsettled over the next couple of days and further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 19:37
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise overnight on Tuesday 05/03/2019 into Wednesday morning. Occasionally heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast over this area between 7:00 pm on 05/03/2019 and 6:00 am on 06/03/2019


Flood Alert issued on 3 Mar 2019 19:13
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise overnight on Sunday 03/03/2019 in response to forecast persistent and occasionally heavy rainfall from midnight Sunday until approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 10:57
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels are beginning to fall following the recent rainfall but still remain above the flood alert level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message with any changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2018 15:50
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Persistent rainfall is forecast to continue until about 6:00pm today (18 December 2018). Property owners with flood protection equipment should consider installing it now.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 14:01
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the River Stour have started to fall back above Gillingham. However levels around Sturminster Newton will continue to rise during the latter part of Monday.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 15:03
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. We are expecting heavy and persistent rain throughout the night and in to tomorrow morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:41
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. We are expecting further rain this evening and over night and rivers are likely to continue rising.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 17:55
River Stour, River Lodden, River Shreen
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. Showery rainfall is forecast to continue until about 06:00 am on 15/03/2018.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 14:46
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Persistent rain throughout Wednesday has caused increased levels in the River Stour. Minor roads and fields alongside the rivers are expected to flood. Drivers are advised to exercise great care when using fords and roads near bridges. The roads at Fifehead Neville, Hammoon and near Manston are likely to be impassable to traffic during the afternoon and possibly into Thursday morning. The heavier rainfall has now generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 14:57
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Persistent rain throughout Sunday has caused increased levels in the River Stour. Minor roads and fields alongside the rivers are expected to flood. Drivers are advised to exercise great care when using fords and roads near bridges. the roads at Fifehead Neville, Hammoon and near Manston are likely to be impassable to traffic during the afternoon and into Monday morning. After a brief respite on Monday, the week ahead will continue to be wet and rivers will respond quickly as the ground is now saturated.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:14
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are rising and are forecast to exceed bankful conditions. Up to 25 mm of rainfall is forecast overnight on 30/12/2018, further rainfall is expected on Sunday 31st December. We will monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 09:30
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Details of the previously issued Flood Alert have been updated. River levels on the Upper Stour and Tributaries remain high in response to rainfall on the 26/12/2017. The rainfall has generally passed out of the area.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:45
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. The rainfall is forecast to continue until 20:00 on Tuesday 26th December.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 12:44
Stour, Shreen, Lodden
Water levels in the upper River Stour and tributaries from Wincanton to Sturminster Newton are expected to rise. Up to 5 mm rainfall is forecast overnight.